Looking for effective relief of your back pain? Research shows that the best prescription
is not found in your medicine cabinet. Many experts now agree that movement and exercise are the preferable treatment options for pain relief, an approach that chiropractors have been advocating for more than 100 years!
Surgery, bed rest or pain medications -- oftentimes dangerous opioids -- have been the typical recommendation by traditional practitioners for chronic back pain relief. Recent studies have shown that back pain can actually be worsened by bedrest and can trigger other conditions such as blood clots or depression.
Doctors are now rethinking traditional pain treatment options as research today supports non-drug alternatives as a preferred course of action. Exercise helps to strengthen the back and make it more flexible, helping to reduce pain. It has the added benefit of releasing endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. Massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, neurofeedback and
are excellent modalities to alleviate pain and promote healing.
Cognitive behavior therapy is also beneficial in producing long-term improvements in pain.
So next time pain has you sidelined, instead of reaching for a pill, reach for the sky with stretching exercise and yoga poses (always check with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine!). If your back pain persists, call our office. We can customize an interdisciplinary pain management plan to help restore your health and get you back in the game. 631.265.1223.